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>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today, thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have th
. praising the president for his efforts to comfort those afflicted by sandy. >> yeah, absolutely. tower, you got another one? >> i do. new york, my neighborhood was surrounded by others with power. it's crazy to look out and see the lights that you don't have. >> it really is. anne thompson's video in her piece showed perfectly, you have half the city in lights. there's uptown. and then you swing down south of about 39th street, new york city in the dark. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> how are you? you okay? oh, no. they're suffering. >> yeah. >> we're going to help you get it all together. all right? i promise. promise. you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? that's the most important thing. we're going to get this whole thing set up. my guy craig fugate is here. craig, this is the owner of the marina. i want to make sure that she knows that we're going to immediately make sure that she gets the help she needs to get this all back together. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. >> good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's thursday, november 1st. with us on set, we have msnbc and "tim
in new york and new jersey are scrambling to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. free shuttle buses will carry new yorkers from damaged polling places to alternate sites. governor cuomo signed anned or ear lug people affected by sandy to vote at any polling location in the state. >>> in new jersey, storm victims, meanwhile, will be allowed to vote electronically. applications for mail-in ballot submitted by e-mail or fax. once approved voters have until 8:00 p.m. to return the ballot electronically. residents of hard hit ocean county voting in droves since last friday. voting sites without power are getting generators and a mobile bus will be stopping by emergency shelters as well. >> just one of the many hurdles that a lot of folks in the northeast are facing right now. >> a lot of weird factors. and sandy ruined a lot of people's plans. can't blame folks from being distracted when your haas is gone, no heat, no power. it will be interesting. and keep your
>>> it is the last thing we need, people slammed by sandy now dealing with a nasty new storm of gusty winds, rain, and snow. >> compromise or confrontation? both sides in congress promise to work together to head off fiscal disaster, even as they disagree over how to do it. >> and up in the air. we're going on two days now since the election with several house races still too close to call. it is not over yet, everyone. good morning. welcome to "early start," everyone. >> nice to have you with us. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, we're going to start with mother nature. she is showing absolutely no mercy. this morning the northeast is getting rocked again. it is a powerful nor'easter pounding a region already devastated by superstorm sandy. 600,000 people without power for nine days in new york and new jersey. some forced to evacuate or hunker down overnight in the face of 60 mile an hour winds, two to four foot storm surge and a half foot of snow. more than 1,000 flights were canceled in new york and philadelphia. the path train between new jersey and new york is back
:00. coming up, how new york and new jersey are struggling to vote today in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the states voting on whether to >>> in a few hours, the polls will close deciding who will call the white house home. the president, waiting for election results tonight in chicago as we saw earlier. governor romney will be up in boston shortly. >> the damage left by superstorm sandy hasn't stopped people from heading to the polls in storm ravaged parts of new york and new jersey. elections officials there are characterizing the turnout as heavy today. keith russell joins us from the live desk with more. keith? >> thanks, pat. the power is still out for some and dozens of polling sites are unusable. the voters said the devastation brought on by the storm would not stop them from exercising their civic duty. it wasn't without its challenges though. some new yorkers reported long lines and confusion when they showed up at polling spots to cast their ballots. voting machines were set up in the hard hit far rockaway neighborhood of queens but voting was briefly delayed while poll work
right now, as a nor'easter is expected to slam into the hurricane sandy-ravaged areas, with cold and rain and snow. sam is here. how is this going to be? >> as it curves to the east, not only does it have the coastal effects, it will have a mixing of snow and some lasting snow. some places without power, without good shelter. they don't need this. >> so many folks without homes yet. sam, thanks. >> already hit so hard here. >>> our entire team has been on this campaign for the very start. today, it's "your voice, your vote." and for mitt romney, the campaigning is not over yet. he'll stop in ohio and pennsylvania, after voting from his hometown, belmont, massachusetts, this morning. that's where david muir is right now. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george. it's hard to believe the day has finally arrived. you see the line forming in belmont, massachusetts, the hometown of mitt romney. and he his wife, ann, will be here shortly to cast their votes. they were campaigning until the midnight hour. and we were beside the governor, as he was hugged by supporters, welcoming hi
that no one in the region worst affected by sandy wants to here. a classic nor'easter driving north with the storm zone its sight. >> so far no evacuations have been ordered burke that could change. for the forecast, we're joined by meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >>> good morning. tracking the threat for a nor'easter here. it could arrive on the eastern seaboard wednesday. monday evening, thunderstorms in the gulf coast. hail, thunderstorms rolled across louisiana into texas. eastward. early morning hours. here today the story of low pressure will get its act together as it tracks through northern florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear. >>> adding insult to injury, more steps forward in the recovery from sandy. world trade center memorial site reopened. damage from the storm taken care of. >> the federal government is making million
forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it along the carolina coastline. by wednesday morning i
to the recovery from the devastating superstorm sandy. hundreds of thousands of people in new york and new jersey are still struggling with power outages nearly two weeks after the storm. but today, some relief for new jersey. governor chris christie says he expects most of the state's power to be back tonight. >>> meanwhile, fema is saying more than $403 million in aid has been approved for storm victims. >> if you can imagine what it must be like to be without power for two weeks, you can easily understand the anger and frustration storm victims are feeling. people in one community in queens are demanding to know why there's been such a hold-up. here is deborah feyerick. >> you want to hear what i have to say? >> anger, frustration, and despair, and people demand to know why their neighborhood remains dark more than 12 days after superstorm sandy hit this boardwalk community. >> i can't get light on, i can't get power, heat, garbage pickup, nothing? >> workers from long island power authority known as lipa are visible but still can't seem to get the electricity back in the homes in the flood zo
1:30 or so, the president spoke with new jersey governor chris christie about hurricane sandy recovery. then, he handed the phone over to bruce springsteen. christie is a huge fan. >> it was great to talk to the president. and even better to talk to bruce. >> reporter: at 3:40 in columbus, ohio, the boss began and was soon joined by jay-z. then, the president was joined by the first lady for the final rally in des moines, iowa. >> i love you. let's go vote. >> reporter: and in addition, of course, to doing radio and tv interviews to get out the vote, president obama will play the traditional game of election day basketball. he always plays, george. it's become something of a superstition for the president. >> it sure has. jake, thanks very much. >>> let's get more from matthew dowd. veteran of presidential campaign war rooms. and jake talked about the wind at the back of the president. our poll shows, ten days ago, coming out of the debates, mitt romney had a three-point lead over the president. over the last ten days, that's shifted. our final poll has the president at 50%, m
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saturday, part of the country that really needs it. the region hit hard by super storm sandy. we will have a live report. >> gregg: and saying goodbye to a television icon. we look back at a man america loved as good guy and hero for six decades, from "i dream of jeanie" to the reboot of "dallas". we remember larry hagman. >> heather: but first, a fox news alert on our top story, thousands of protesters taking to the streets of egypt. rallying against a sweeping power grab by president morsi, this is a live look at tahrir square and the judges are being called on to walk off the job. the protest against the egyptian president. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo, egypt. so, steve, how serious a challenge are the judges to morsi and his decree? >> heather, i think this move by the chief justices here in cairo and other judges across o challenge to president morsi, basically they're saying they will not go back to work, no prosecution is going on across much of the country until those decrees issued by the president, giving him power that can't be challenged by the courts, are overtu
>>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim. >> we are cold. oh, my goodness. >>> honeymoon over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. >>> and you go girl. the 9-year-old phenom with unbelievable moves on the football field. she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2008. 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "toda on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i love thisnterview that stephanie gosk was doing with that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago. in the middle of the interview talking about no heat. and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel. >> i was going to say, you know what? it's not just the lights, but her face lights up in that moment. and to have it all happen right there is pretty co
. and as america celebrates thanksgiving volunteers reach out to help superstorm sandy's victims. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence. >> the cease fire survives its first night in gaza. >> very different from the celebrations from what we've seen before. >> the agreement promises to halt years of palestinian rocket attacks and eases israeli border border. >> if you don't treat the underlying wound underneath, the infection doesn't go away. >>> political misconduct congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. >>> when discussing the attacks in benghazi, i relied solely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >>> already long lines of die-hard shoppers hoping to score deals. >> they're calling this gray thursday. major retailers are trying to get the jump on one another by opening thanksgiving night. >> we're pretty much here for the tvs. >> we all know the true meaning of thanksgiving is great pri
next they were left in the dark for weeks after super storm sandy hit. why did the long island power authority just bill its customers as if the outages never happened? kids, don't try all of this. at the mall, one teen making a giant splash from the second floor of a shopping center. i would score that at about an 8. with verizon. hurry in this saturday and sunday for great deals. likehe lucid by lg, free. or the galaxy nexus by samsung, free. this weekend, get the best deals on the best devices on the best network. exclusively at verizon. big savings continue this weekend at bass pro shops during our super saturday and super sunday event. with free giveaways to the first 100 customers each day, hourly prize drawings plus you can get back up to $100 in bonus bass bucks with purchase. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred
:11. one week after sandy why east coast residents have to evacuate again. and the extreme measures being taken to make sure people dealing with sandy's aftermath can get out and vote. >> a controversial idea what california state university isproposing that made the students just furious. >>> lots of sunshine and it will be nice but not as warm as yesterday but way above average on temps and big changes start tomorrow. but maybe one more day of a couple record highs. >> thank you, steve. >>> one week after sandy devastated many seaside towns in new jersey, some people are being told to evacuate again. the office of emergency management is ordered people living in low lying areas in brick township new jersey to evacuate ahead of an approaching nor'easter. the town is expected to see more than an inch of rain and wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour during the storm. that alone is not unusual. but it could create a storm surge and add to the flooding. >>> turnout for the election has been heavy even in locations that saw heavy damage from super storm sandy. here you can see people long lines
demolition. >>> new jersey governor chris christie says the damage from superstorm sandy will cost his state at least $29 billion. the figure includes damage to personal property, businesses, and infrastructure and could climb in the weeks ahead. new york city is ending gas rationing that started after sandy. most gas stations in the city are now up and running. >>> iran is accusing the u.s. navy of carrying out illegal and provocative acts in the persian gulf. in letters to the united nations, iran said the navy repeatedly violated its air space. the iranian ambassador claims u.s. jets and drones have flown over the country, disregarding radio warnings. >>> the young pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the taliban may not be going back to pakistan. 15-year-old malala yousufzai, who was shot in the head for speaking out for girls' education, could make britain her permanent home. her father is considering a job at the pakistani consulate. >>> and finally this morning, the white house is getting in the christmas spirit. first lady michelle obama and daughters, malia and sa
sandy for the government, private industry, the military, media, and education. in addition, this fall, we welcome one of the largest and most academically accomplished classes in our history after receiving a record 123,000 total applications for admission. these successes dwieb who we are and where we are going. we need to support those students and faculty members because they depend on us. our alumni and people of the commonwealth of pennsylvania depend on us for educational opportunities, economic development, and competitiveness, and our nation depends on us for ground breaking research and training for the next generation of leaders, scientists, thinkers, and teachers. allow me to put a few faces on the penn state community. will cat powers and will martin stand? cat and will, student leaders working to fight pediatric cancer through the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. since 1977, they raised more than $89 million for the four diamonds fund at the hershey medical center. we brought dvds of the documentary, with "why we dancer all of you. pick up a copy on the way
from superstorm sandy. we've got a little bit of snow, lake-effect snow into the eastern great lakes. some of the snowfall totals could be 6 to 12 inches. but essentially north of interstate 90 line from watertown to syracuse, back over a little bit further towards the east. however for new york city, staten island, and for atlantic city, places like boston, generally speaking, we're starting out as rain, and maybe a rain/snow mix. and then we're looking at it changing over to all rain. well, the frontal system is making its way towards the eastern seaboard, computer models probably overdoing the snowfall just a little bit. i think if anything, a half inch or an inch. but we're not looking at big, sick amounts. however quite a different story back across texas into louisiana and arkansas, with a chance for some hail. strong winds. and possibility of some tornadoes going into the afternoon. this is going to be an afternoon event, and the rest is just slight across this region. in new york, those readings will be in the 40s today. but for new york city, on tuesday, only into the 30s. a
to the upside over 1%. same-store sales were down over 5%. kohl's is blaming hurricane sandy. maybe -- i can't wait to hear the retailers and how much did hurricane sandy affect business? the one good piece of news is the thanksgiving weekend shopping was good and encouraging. stuart: hold on a second. as soon as you said kohl's is blaming hurricane sandy charles purcell with laughter. charles: it is a disingenuous -- i wish these companies would come clean at least internally. coles has been in trouble. they were a star a decade ago and have not kept the magic going. who goes to cold anymore? go to wal-mart or target. nicole: if you are stuart varney the to the third floor of tiffany. stuart: good one. kohl's is down. thank you very much. the fbi processes 150,000 background checks for gun purchases just on black friday alone. gun sales clearly booming. worried that president obama will take away their second amendment rights. do you remember this? >> you will see a siege on the second amendment we have never seen before. president obama is trying to camouflage this issue, fog this issue to
. well, until hurricane sandy, all the polls showed that it was really a much titler race, and let's again look at the reality that the popular vote was still rather close. >> bill: right. >> and it could very well be that it took, again you hate to see a tragedy like sandy crystallizing votes, but the whole emotional content of the electorate shifted because people saw it wasn't just a storm, a bit of distraction for mitt romney, it showed the public what government was about, the slogan should have been after that, who rebuilt that, the public really saw and i think we talked about that on the show, the necessity of a government that builds, that comes in was clear to everybody. good 2% to 3% have the vote right there. >> bill: i remember the headline a big storm requires big government. they really summed it up. eliot, we'll let you go back to bed. get another hour of sleep. thank you for getting up for us this morning. >> it's great to get up today. >> bill: congratulations to you and all the current team, as well. etteout spitzer see him at 8:00 p.m. on current tv. >> announce
areas. >> hurricane sandy you just came from new york, you know what it is. you are from new york. >> new york is such a blue state, it is going to go for the president. >> the popular vote, does it take some percentage away? >> it will be minimal, because the regions in the communities that were hurt devastated and our hearts go out to him are numerically small. the outpouring for the president will be huge in new york. >> i want to play an ad and get your reaction to it. take a listen. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. my promise is to help you and your family. [ cheers and applause ] >> so i love this ad, because it's brutal, and it really shows the utter, you know, the utter lack of adherence to science that the republicans have, and it shows how the romney campaign has not been supportive of fema as well as the lack of respect for climate change. do you think michael, i didn't know you've seen it, eliot you've heard it, do you think it's effective? >> i think it's more than effective. i think it stops you in your steps when you're watching i
island, new york. that region battered from monster storm hurricane sandy. and polls opening in three more states. votersing under way in north carolina . west virginia and ohio. the state that could decide the winner tone. >> brian: word is confusion. people in staten island is lucky ones. people go how do i vote. and staten island and long island. >> gretchen: in new york any polling station they will take your vote. >> brian: it would be nice if they told the people of new york that. they don't have power. and doocy is playing center forward on this one in richmond, virginia and william is tracking reports of voters fraud on the west coast . we have chosen by popular support to go to bin. keck us off. >> here we go. it is game time now. you have 10s of thousands of volunteers and 40,000 poll workers who are dispatched to 4800 different polling locations in what many perceive as a must win state for the presidency . because of all of the lads and person attention that voters got here through district mail and e-mail . early voting set roars. final total was 1.8 million ballots were
jersey where folks are still suffering the aftermath of the superstorm sandy people are voting in the dark to voting in tents to navigating new rules. new jersey, election officials say people can email or fax in their ballot, but they also have to send in the physical paperwork as well for that vote to count. there was some discrepancy whether or not that physical paper would be necessary. it is when the system is used for military and overseas voters and that's going to have to be the same way for people who have been displaced by the storm. hopefully, everyone will still get out and give it a shot. we'll be back with more steph after the break. stay with us. ♪ ♪ campaigns, the pundits, and from viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore, someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> overall, it was a clear win. >> now that's politically direct. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months w
. this is from the new york city board of elections. it regards changes in pulling site because of super sandy. -- superstorm sandy. jamestown, north carolina. thanks for waiting. this is republican line joe. hello. caller: yes, good morning. i'm not going to keep you long. what i'm going to say is that when i talked with mitt romney, when i saw mitt romney out there, i've watched mitt romney for a long time and all of it's weapon. i'm very satisfied and i'm very confident that he's made it and he made it the right way and the wrong way. i'm not jealous and i'm glad that he's been blessed. also no -- when he talked about jeep and the united autoworkers and chrysler, he was correct. it was put down during a conference last week. i know that when you are an investor, you do have certain rights and you do have certain laws under the tax code and there's a lot of things that i could just sit here and talk about but i'm not. i'm going to let somebody else hold the ring. host: so why have you decided to vote or not vote? caller: well, i'm going to vote. and i'm voting for mitt romney. but here is th
mom and pop store a boost of business. here in this area, badly needed in the wake of hurricane sandy. joining us more to talk more about that is new york city mayor michael bloomberg. welcome. >> thank you. welcome to small business saturday. >> good to be here. we all know what the city has been through over the past few weeks. you have an announcement regarding some of those businesses that even still can't open. >> number one, small business saturday is the creation of american express. they've done a wonderful thing helping small businesses grow in this city. small businesses account for 98% of all businesses. they employ 50% of the people in this city. 2/3 of them have five employees or less. they really are the job creators for new york city. new york city has gotten back 200% of the jobs lost during the recession. the country has only gotten back 40% and it's really all been in small businesses. small businesses are the ones in your neighborhood that let you really find good values, get somebody that knows what you need, understands your culture, and it's very important, a lot
victims of superstorm sandy. the "new york post" is reporting the long island power authority is sending out normal bills to its customers, zapping them for charges, even though they were left in the cold and dark for weeks on end. it's the latest in response to sandy. >> this is a crisis of epic proportions. this is a natural disaster. we are here as one community together to send a message. we've had enough. lipa is disgusting. the management of lipa should be fired from top to bottom. >> whoa. alison kosik joins me now from new york. wow. you have a response from lipa. what does it say? >> reporter: okay so what lipa is doing is trying to deflect outrage. lipa is telling us, because they had to use meter readers to help with the effort to restore power, that many residents received estimated bills instead of actual ones. and that their next actual meter reading will reflect the period they didn't have electricity. but still, people aren't happy. no surprise there. one telling me he plans to tear up his next bill in an act of civil disobedience. and the "new york post" talked with othe
the economy, i think somebody needs to work on a serious tax bill. we just had hurricane sandy on the east coast. there is a perfect example where if you put people to work, but all of our wires and power lines underground. they can build the economy. i think the republicans talk a good game. they found out, america is not the america of cleavers. this is a multiracial society, and it is only getting more. get in line, or we have seen the last of the republican party. host: thank you for the call from rhode island. a few other facebook comments this morning. budget reduction, immigration reform and education -- we will go now to seth from oklahoma on the republican line. what are your priorities for the second time? caller: right now i am a server at the hili's chain. i see polls all the time before the presidential race. i do not make judgments. i can see an amount of people that i meet that have seen what obama has done for them. two people have college degrees and they cannot find a job. three people going to vacation all school and they cannot get in the -- they cannot get -- vocationa
. this is an 80-foot tree, and a little extra special this year. >> reporter: it withstood hurricane sandy. >> what would christmas be without santa? >> hi, santa. >> how is it going? >> i love this tree. i love the smell of spruce in the morning. you know, it brings the holiday spirit right here to new york city from the good friends over in new jersey, really gone through a blast here the last few weeks. >> really need the holiday. >> brought some north pole weather. tell you what. better than the warm weather you had the other day. >> are you ready for the holiday? >> absolutely ready. just opened it at radio city music hall last night so we're very excited about that. >> the 85th anniversary. >> 85 years. >> spectacular. >> we've been dancing in new york. >> and you need some visitors. >> you don't look a day over 85 and a half and a half. >>tweaking the list, on balance have the girls and boys been naughty or nice? >> glad you said that rather than good or bad. i would have to say the boys are a little bit more on the naughty list. >> santa. >> i'm working on it. >> as soon as natalie
. >> a video about how to help the victims of sandy. he represented a lot of those areas in new york and it is a video saying here's what you can do to help. don't forget these victims. you have to get involved. that was the one tweet he sent out. he hasn't sent anymore out since. it was just the one but he's back. >> bill: did he send it from the locker room? was he clothed? >> you can go follow him at retweiner. >> bill: all right. before we get to your calls so just expanding on this idea of -- so again president obama with this line-up of people supporting him right? and we talked about the voter suppression and attempts of voter suppression, especially cutting down on early voting which meant longer lines and closing some -- polling places which meant longer lines. talking points memo this morning did a little -- yesterday did a little survey reported this morning on guess who had to wait in lines longer than anybody else? obama voters, 16% of them said they had to wait in line at least 30 minutes. only 9%
storm sandy in new jersey is now estimated to big 29 and 1/2 billion dollars. governor chris christie's office says said estimate takes into account the told the storm has taken on the state's tourism industry. the multibillion-dollar number is an initial estimate that may possibly go higher. city hit the region almost a month ago. more than 30,000 people remained without power in new york and new jersey. earlier this month, no your governor andrew cuomo estimated the storm damage in his state was $33 billion. >> 10 years after her kidnapping, and elizabeth smart is telling her story. st. martin's press has purchased the rights to smart's memoir. as mars says she was waiting for the conviction of her kidnapper before collaborating her store. >> director and lee brands like a pie to the big screen. this is a coming-of- age story of date zookeeper's son whole was on--this will be is rated pg. anthony hopkins takes on the story about the making of alfred hitchcock's psycho. a film about santa and the easter bunny saving the world. >> this movie is rated pg- 13 and rise of the guard in ja
as something that i'm not because quite frankly they cannot beat the farmer from big sandy with the record that i have for veterans for sportsmen for women for education for tax policy for making sure that montana's rural perspective is front and center in washington, d.c. look, over the last six years i've had an incredible opportunity to work with some of the most incredible people in the world and they all live right in this state. when i first got appointed to the veterans affairs committee, at public meetings i had a vietnam veteran come up and say you're not going to treat the men and women coming out of iraq and afghanistan like you did us. i work hard to live up to the promises. i've had sportsmen come up and say you have the best habitat in the world and if we can't get access it doesn't do us any good. so we've worked not only to increase the number of acres but also make sure that there's access to it. i've had women come up to me and say you know what? i can't afford health care. i'm a single mom or i'm single. and that income does not allow me to get health care. and that's wh
it to try to change the momentum away from hurricane sandy is the way to generate excitement. the race is tightening. it did not deploy bill clinton if you thought you have [inaudible] >> we use the ap for official calls in states. we will get the updates for other networks. nbc is calling the massachusetts senate race for elisabeth warren -- elizabeth warren. that makes some math for republicans winning back the senate almost impossible. it will put a prominent liberal in the senate and take out a republican. one of the few moderate republicans left in the senate. that person will be ousted and join olympia snowe left because she was sick of the politics of washington. one of the things you need to keep in mind is you want to wins in these races. you will end up with a much more polarized senate. elizabeth warren -- is almost instantly a national figure. talk about the importance of this race. >> in terms of the moderates and the senate, what is going to happen in this election is you'll get totally elected in indiana, and you have a lot of friends for people like joe manchin. even th
stories of the year. the london olympics, the election super storm sandy and honey boo-boo but the number one most searched was the iphone 5 which is maybe not the headline that bing wants since it is owned by microsoft. iphone 5 owned by apple. >> bill: that is interesting. >> i have to get one. >> bill: silly girl. >> so many people have bought tickets for tonight's powerball drawing, the estimated jackpot has grown to $500 million the second highest lottery payout in u.s. history. mega millions saw the $656 million jackpot winner earlier this year. >> bill: there it is. i've got them. >> i'm getting five, too. >> bill: there is my quick pick. >> they're $2 though. >> cyprian has his now too he just showed. you've got competition. >> bill: competition in house here. >> bill has said if he wins, he's going to split the winnings with all of us here on the show. i thought it was really sweet. >> bill: you know i'm not that dumb. >> payout is about half that so it is about $250 million. you will be as r
everything in superstorm sandy. now people in staten island are getting major boost. a secret santa visiting them and handing out hundred dollar bills. more on that coming up. >>> also an anchor over on msnbc portraying senator john mccain as a racist for his criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice. our news watch team, judith miller and kirsten powers, next with more thoughts on that. jenna: there it is, sorry about that. we're getting breaking news out of casper, wyoming, there's a community college there, casper college, and the lotters indicate that -- reports indicate there was a shooting on campus. one dead, one wounded according to local reports. a college spokesperson saying at the time that he believes, according to what from police, that the shooter is dead. we're still trying to work out, again, some of these new reports just into the newsroom of one dead, one wounded at this community college in casper, wyoming. as we hear more, we will bring you this breaking news. jon? jon: new questions out there, jenna, about racism after a television anchor goes on a rant about senator john
victims of sandy out in queens and different parts of new york. >> bill: oh, wow. >> it is devastating. people really need help. they need donations. red cross catholic charities whatever works. and people are going to need jobs. so we were out there to help talk about the moneys that the administration just released, $27 million for the state of new york. to hire out dislocated workers for the cleanup. >> bill: really. you know there have to be a lot of jobs in that -- i know you madam secretary secretary napolitano, secretary of housing, shaun donovan and others were out in the field yesterday representing the administration. of course, fema has done such a great job responding. >> the president has been excellent and everyone seems to be very focused on this. but it's going to be a long haul. >> bill: did you find that people are starting to get back on their feet there? >> somewhat. they don't have -- some places do not have electricity, running water. you have elderly in high rise pu
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